Charles E. Burchfield in his own words Share Tweet

 
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Autumn Wind, 1949; watercolor on paper, 19 x 44 inches; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Autumn Wind, 1949; watercolor on paper, 19 x 44 inches; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

Charles E. Burchfield, October l0, 1914

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sunrise awoke me. Brilliant streaks of orange. Breeze.
At 9:00, awoke with white blinding sunshine full in my face.
A windy partially cloudy day. 11:00 - To Wade Park to sketch. Strong wind. Leaves in the air.
After dinner to Wade Park Pond. Storm comes up.
Return. Thunder rumblings. Mighty wind. Air full of dust & leaves & birds. A swift white streaked storm. Puff - gone. Dreamy sky follows; a cool air stirring breeze.
Swift white shattering showers at dusk. When out of work air cleared. Lights sparkle - surrounded by brilliant rainbows.
Charles E. Burchfield, October l0, 1914

 

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